2012 November
Focus on... Building Maintenance

The South Florida Condo HOA & Co-op Expo
2012 November The South Florida Condo HOA & Co-op Expo

 The South Florida Cooperator’s first annual South Florida Condo, HOA, & Co-op Expo is more than just a place to meet condominium professionals and  network with community association leaders. It’s also a tremendous opportunity to learn mo…

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Maintenance Covering Your Bases
2012 November Covering Your Bases

 Warranties for products are simple to understand, most people might think. You  go to the store, buy a computer or a DVD player or a TV, or even a larger  appliance like a refrigerator, and you get a piece of paper describing a  one-year …

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Maintenance Caring for Your Exterior
2012 November Caring for Your Exterior

 Southern Florida's homeowner associations may not have to deal with much in the  way of snow and ice when it comes to protecting and repairing their concrete  and stucco surfaces, but they certainly aren't off the hook just because  blizz…

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Maintenance Smart Buildings, Smart Boards
2012 November Smart Buildings, Smart Boards

 If phones can be “smart,” why not buildings? With the ever-expanding array of consumer technology  available today, it should come as no surprise that residential buildings are  incorporating more and more cutting-edge technology into the…

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Maintenance The Water Way
2012 November The Water Way

 As we go about our busy lives, we often forget about the plain facts of life  here on this spinning globe: gravity creates an unceasing tension in the  materials we assemble into buildings and other structures. Whether or not we  are payi…

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Maintenance Breathe In, Breathe Out
2012 November Breathe In, Breathe Out

 Few things are as important to our health and well-being as the air we breathe,  especially inside our own homes. That is why it is so important for individual  homeowners as well as management to stay up-to-date on issues of indoor air  …

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Board Operations Keeping the Look
2012 November Keeping the Look

 Most people assume that as soon as they buy their first home, they will finally  have the freedom to paint their decks purple, to hang fluorescent window  treatments and colorful sconces, or to litter their lawns with political or  yard s…

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Management The Tipping Point
2012 November The Tipping Point

 According to some sources, the word “tips” is actually an acronym—it's short for “To Insure Prompt Service,” and the list of people who are commonly tipped—at least in the United States—includes everyone from hair and nail salon workers t…

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Management Isn't That Capital!
2012 November Isn't That Capital!

 Sooner or later, every co-op or condo owner will have to deal with the  inconvenience of living through a major capital improvement project—a roof replacement, an elevator rehab, serious exterior work, or something of  that nature. No mat…

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Q&A: Noisy in New Smyrna Beach
2012 November Q&A: Noisy in New Smyrna Beach

Q A couple of residents are complaining of noisy neighbors. There is an issue with some residents not adhering to the 80% carpet rule. As a result, the board voted that any new occupants be required to get wall-to-wall carpeting in all …

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